For all the bad it did the Chinese people, the Cultural Revolution produced some amazing art and graphic design. If you need proof, just consider this striking two-color print of an oddly European-looking fellow trying to decide between his pick axe and his rifle. Did he go with the Mandarin salad or the Peking duck? Hard to say, but this photoset of clip art from the Cultural Revolution is well worth a look.
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China was closely allied with Albania during the Cultural Revolution, which had “with pickaxe and rifle” as a slogan. That would explain the print.
As well as the distinctly non-Chinese looking gentleman bearing them. Brilliant! Thanks for the comment.